International Women’s Day Celebration

£2 per person

Suitable for ages 16+

Booking Required

Playwright Ed Waugh will be joining us at The Word to celebrate International Women’s Day. Ed will be giving a talk on the heroic WWI Munitionettes who not only selflessly served the war effort on the home front from 1914 to 1918 but also played football to raise money for charity.

Hundreds of teams were formed nationally, including dozens in the North East. As tens of thousands of people attended the matches, female football superstars were born, including Bella Reay. Netting 133 goals in 30 matches, Bella was the Alan Shearer of her day.

The talk will highlight the incredible story of the self-sacrificing Munitionette footballers which has largely been forgotten. Ed will also discuss the tale of the FA banning women’s football, as well as the social conditions that existed at the time and how it is relevant today.

Tickets are £2 per person and can be booked online or in person at Shop @ The Word.

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